Coodercaster Build UPDATE PG 6, AUDIO PG 8

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:17 am

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I'd love a blank 1 ply white guard but they seem to be hard to find for a decent price. If I make a mistake, I'd rather botch a $15 piece of plastic than a $45 one. But that's just me!
Good point!

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:52 am

I ordered a Gotoh trem the vintage TS model and should arrive next week. The pickguards are on their way as well, but taking their sweet time (coming from China, I'm guessing).

No rush in finishing it obviously, but it's exciting! I don't need or really want anymore guitars but I like having projects get completed. I'm restless otherwise.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Progress! 8)

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:10 am

Exactly! I do have a feeling the bridge won't fit the body... But hey, dremel's are a thing that exist!

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:58 pm

String spacing would be another big one to place bets on. ;)

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Well the original bridge I have on the guitar has the correct non-import/vintage-correct spacing so I'm not too worried about that. But there will be a few surprises nonetheless.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Bridge fits perfectly! And the pickguards arrived today as well. So, mock up time!

Which is better?

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Or

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I like the look of the latter more, but sound-wise, the former is probably better...

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:02 pm

Probably, the diamond pickup is hotter.
I think the Hershey bars I had were less than 5k, the big dearmonds are usually 10+

Looks great btw!
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I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 pm

Thanks! The slightly aged white almost looks light pink with the mint guard on it, which I quite like.

You're right, the silver foil is about 9.6k and the Hershey is around 4.2 k, I believe. But they're both about the same output, believe it or not. The Hershey bar is longer and narrower by a hair and makes the silver foil look a little small by comparison.

Unless there's a better pickup I could be using in the bridge?

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Ooooh!!! That looks great! I dig how the mint brings out the pink /red hues on the body. 8)

I prefer the look of the dearmond in the neck but its probably not practical given the output. So I'd lean towards keeping the dearmond in the bridge, hershey in the neck. I mean either way is super cool. I even think the spacing of both pickups looks best on the bottom pic. You could always get another guard and flip them to see.

Please tell me you have a beautiful old cupcake knob for this thing.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:57 am

The dearmond looks great in the neck! So I think I'll just go ahead and wire it up like that. I want to have this guitar wired neck- SERIES-bridge, ideally, but at first I'm just going to have it running in series only, no switch, and maybe no pot. This is how I play my Danelectro usually (when it's set up like a 6 string guitar, rather than a six string bass) and it rips!

There's also this setup, but I haven't tested it out yet:

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That's a pickup I got from Tribi.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:51 am

Why is deciding on pickups so difficult? :fp:

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by nnieman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:03 am

StevenO wrote:
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The dearmond looks great in the neck! So I think I'll just go ahead and wire it up like that. I want to have this guitar wired neck- SERIES-bridge, ideally, but at first I'm just going to have it running in series only, no switch, and maybe no pot. This is how I play my Danelectro usually (when it's set up like a 6 string guitar, rather than a six string bass) and it rips!

There's also this setup, but I haven't tested it out yet:

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That's a pickup I got from Tribi.
I like the look of this one the best.

I have honestly no idea what the bridge pickup is/what it sounds like tho….butit looks awesome

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:18 am

Me too, it looks like something you'd find on a crappy Teisco lap steel or electric, which works for what I'm going for. It's quite low output so it won't be perfect, but... Shrug.

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Re: Coodercaster Build

Post by StevenO » Sat May 11, 2019 11:58 am

Just snapped a quick picture of what I put together this morning. It's just temporarily hooked up with gator clips and tape, but I'll hook it up for real eventually. I have it tuned to open E currently and it sounds pretty good!

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